Drexel Explosion-Proof Forklift

The Drexel FL40AC-EX and FL60AC-EX are explosion-proof, electrically powered, front-loading, 4-wheel electric forklifts with independently driven, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering.

Made For The Toughest Environments

The EX range is UL listed for operation in Type EX Class I, Division I, Group D and Class II, Division I, Group G flammable hazardous areas.

Options For Any Need

Available capacities of 4,000 lbs (1814kg) and 6,000 lbs (2722kg) with two, three and four stage masts for lift heights to 250″ (6.35M). AC motors and controls make the EX range efficient and easy to maintain.


  • Four-Wheel Configuration – Front Wheel Drive
  • 36 Volt System
  • Curtis AC Traction/Hydraulic Controllers
  • Battery Discharge Indicator with Lift Interrupt
  • Hydrostatic Power Steering
  • 42″ Long Brass Covered Standard Taper Forks
  • Automatic Return to Neutral, Overhead Guard
  • Regenerative Service Brakes
  • Spring Applied Parking Brake on Front Wheels
  • Static Grounded Steer Tires
  • RFI Suppressed to MIL-STD-461 (Class III C)
  • Anderson Type N 150 Amp EX Connector
  • Seatbelt (Retractable)
  • Emergency Power Disconnect Switch
  • 48″ (1200mm) High Backrest, Hour Meter
  • Fire Extinguisher and Electric Horn
  • Class III 36″ (914mm) Wide Carriage


  • The following optional features are the most frequently ordered options that may be “factory installed” to the Models FL40AC-EX and / or FL60AC-EX Fork Lift Trucks.
  • Strobe Warning Light
  • Hydraulic Attachments
  • EX Rated 36 Volt, 765 ACH Battery
  • Electric Backup Alarm
  • Battery Compartment Rollers
  • Side Shifter, 4” (10cm) Either Side of Center
  • Folding Forks


  • Four-Wheel Configuration Independently Driven Front Wheels, Rear Wheel Steering
  • High Visibility Mast, 2, 3 or 4-Stage
  • 36 Volt Electrical System
  • Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Safety Seat Switch
  • Automatically Actuated Parking Brake
  • Curtis AC Controls
  • Hour Meter
  • Hydrostatic Power Steering
  • UL “EX” Labeling and Listing
  • Designed for ANSI-UL 583, TYPE EX (Class 1, Division 1, Group D and Class 2,Division 1, Group G)
  • Emergency Power Disconnect Switch
  • Type N-150, 3 Contact Charging Receptacle, Type EX
  • AC Traction and Hydraulic Motors
  • Static Ground Steer Tires
  • Cushion Rubber Drive Tires
  • Brass Clad Forks and Load Backrest
  • Seat Belts
  • Overhead Guard
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Electric Horn
  • Recessed Rear Tow Pin